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Master of Orion


Published 1993


Published by
MicroProse Software, Inc.

Developed by
SimTex, Inc.

Released
Sep, 1993

Also For
Macintosh

Genre
Strategy

Theme
Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Turn-based

Description
Master of Orion overlaps with Civilization insofar as you are the leader of one of several races. Technological advance, realm expansion and combat are all key elements. Where it differs is in being set in space. The planet Orion itself is a lush, fertile planet with vast mineral resources. It is guarded by the Guardian - a powerful vessel which you have to defeat in order to plunder Orion's riches. As you attempt to expand your empire, you will have to trade and steal technologies form rivals, again much like Civ. Your ships can be improved over the game, in terms of engine power, shields, cloaking devices and weapons, and different combinations of these can be integrated. Resource management is largely set using sliders, which reduces the amount of time spent on micro-management.

From Mobygames.com. Original Entry



Identifier msdos_Master_of_Orion_1993
Emulator dosbox
Emulator_ext zip
Emulator_start mastori/ORION.EXE
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.7.5
Year 1993
Publicdate 2014-12-26 08:19:33
Addeddate 2014-12-26 08:19:33
Date 1993
Mobygames http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/master-of-orion
Creator SimTex, Inc.
Backup_location ia905908_27

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Reviewer: craigcowell2017 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2017
Subject: DOWNLOAD THE GAME
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Reviewer: mracek - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2016
Subject: for AichP
Browser must save game to disk, tmp cache of browser. Than you can save position on your disk too. Look on cache, find file of random letter name with size about 5.3MB (as package for dosbox). This is ZIP file. Rename, unpack. Download dosbot emulator. You can play without browser.

Game have this problems
- races start near other races
- on begin, lot of races have non-agresion pact and can fly long range colony ship (automatic with you, but you not have)
- on hard level+ is better race klackon than other
- Ameoba create Radiated, not can remove name, but work as terain after atmosphere teraform
- Advanced space scener + Hyperspace comunication, you can send transport fist to your colony, then you can change to fly to unknown system :) Good, if, you have Sacras + advanced cloning.

Better is Masters of Orion 2
Reviewer: AichP - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 30, 2016
Subject: Very Cool Game
Would love to save the Progress somewhere to Play it from different machines.
Reviewer: jimmitchell98292 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2015
Subject: MOO
Great game. Haven't been able to play this DOS game for many years. Thanks to this site for bring back one of best games ever created.
Reviewer: Mystborne - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2015
Subject: Identifying Ships
Just click on any picture of ship you wish. No need to get the correct one.

Love this game! I was addicted to it in 1993 and now I am again 22 years later. Annoying anti-piracy gimmick of identifying the ships aside, this was bar none the best game of its era and it launched an entire genre of games.

I am so happy to see internet archive with it!
Reviewer: vlado1983 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2015
Subject: MO1
Great old game.

here is little help with ship identification.

http://harqueb.us/?page_id=938
Reviewer: Alpha_God - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2015
Subject: Master of Orion
You are the leader of one of several races set in space.
Technological advance, realm expansion and combat are all key elements. Guarded by the Guardian - a powerful vessel which you have to defeat : The planet Orion itself is a lush, fertile planet with vast mineral resources.
You will have to trade and steal technologies form rivals as you attempt to expand your empire.
Ships can be improved with engine power, shields, cloaking devices and weapons, and different combinations of these can be integrated.
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